The Next Big Thing

I’ve been tagged for The Next Big Thing as part of an internet meme by Jo Nadin (you can read her entry here: http://joannanadin.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/the-next-big-thing/O an Karen Hughes and you can read her entry here: http://karensaunders.co.uk/2012/11/13/the-next-big-thing/

What’s the title of your next book?
Love at Second Sight

Where did the idea come from?
A visit to a clairvoyant many years ago. She told me I had had many past lives before this one. That got me thinking.

What genre does your book fall under?
Teen romantic comedy.

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie?
Girls:
* Jo: for me this would have to be Kristen Stewart. Even though she might be a bit old to play the part of a 17 year old now – she has the right look, attractive but not in too obvious a way and she has an intelligent face like there’s loads going on beneath the surface.
* Effy: Miley Cyrus because she’s open, confident, bubbly, and full of energy like Effy.
* Tash: Lily Cole, she’s got the right colouring for Tash with her Titan red hair, plus she has a dreamy, romantic look about her. She’d be perfect for the third girl.

Boys:
* Finn: Zac Efron. An obvious cutie who know he’s a babe magnet.
* Ben: Logan Lerman. He’s cute too but looks as if there’s more going on beyond the good looks.
* Owen: Asher Book. Friendly, open and perfect for the boy next door type.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Could the love of your past life be the love of this life too.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It was published in August this year.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
About eight months for the first draft but I’d been cooking the idea in my head for years.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
One reviewer said that there was nothing else like it in my genre which was nice to read.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
It was the visit to the clairvoyant that inspired me and the idea that we may have known people in this life in previous lives and if that was the case, how would you recognise them now.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Who are you passing the baton to for next week’s Next Big Thing?

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